The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) has been part of the community since 1974. CWES started as part of a grassroots movement to assist abused women. Over the years the mandate of CWES has expanded and it is now a full domestic violence service agency with programs that address crisis treatment, intervention and prevention of domestic violence. The mission of CWES is to end abuse and violence in the lives of women and their families through empowerment, intervention, advocacy, education and the mobilization of community resources. Women and their families can access any of the agency's services free of charge.
Each year, counselors respond to thousands of crisis and information calls. Typically, each year, more than 300 women and their 380 children seek the safety of the shelter. Hundreds of other women, children and men receive support through other services offered by the agency.
CWES is funded in part by Calgary Rocky View Child & Family Services, The United Way of Calgary and area, F.C.S.S. - The City of Calgary & Province of Alberta, and Alberta Mental Health Board. – less–ZoomInfo